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Yesterday I saw some pretty butterflies flitting about, and there are numerous graceful dragon-flies in the air.
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Their natural enemies are numerous; most small birds prey on them; dragon-flies also, and the latter alone inspire fear in the pests.
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When a dragon-fly comes buzzing about one's head the mosquitoes move away to the other side, but it makes no considerable difference.
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They squinted into the sun to see the plane head straight away toward the Rolling R, its little wheels looking very much like the tucked-up feet of some gigantic bird, until it had dwindled to the rigid, dragon-fly outline.
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Coming to the bridge that crossed the brook, she stopped a moment to watch the water ripple over the bright pebbles, the ferns bend down to drink, and the funny tadpoles frolic in quieter nooks, where the sun shone, and the dragon-flies swung among the rushes.
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I saw some pretty butterflies flitting about, and there are numerous graceful dragon-flies in the air.
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The 5th bed, two or three inches thick, contains fossil fish, e.g., Leuciscus (roach), and the larvae of dragon-flies, with plants such as the elm (Ulmus), and the aquatic Chara.
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These insects, among which is a libellula, or dragon-fly, must have been blown out to sea, probably from the same land to which the pterodactyls, and other contemporaneous air-breathers, resorted.
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I had obeyed the dragon-fly's instinct and attired myself in the most resplendent raiment in my wardrobe.
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In the foreground the harbour was lively enough, with boats and caravels, and other Turkish craft of all sizes and shapes, darting here and there like great white-winged dragon-flies, as they were wafted swiftly one moment by some passing whiff of air, or lying still on the surface of the sea as the wind fell and they were temporarily becalmed, until another gust came from the hills to rouse them out of their noontide sluggishness.
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And so when all our work was done We sat to breakfast in the sun, While down in the stream the dragon-fly 'Twixt the quivering rushes flickered by; And though our knives shone sharp and white The swift bleak heeded not the sight.
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The Gorgons were more like an awful, gigantic kind of insect-immense, golden-winged beetles, or dragon-flies, or things of that sort-at once ugly and beautiful-than like anything else; only that they were a thousand and a million times as big.
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He led a lonely life of "make believe" during those five weeks of summer weather, with gun, wigwam, water and canoe; and, however hard his active little brain tried to keep the sense of beauty away, she did creep in on him for a second now and then, perching on the wing of a dragon-fly, glistening on the water lilies, or brushing his eyes with her blue as he lay on his back in ambush.
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Youth to youth, like the dragon-flies chasing each other, and love like the sun warming them through and through.
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And there, like a dream in swoon, I swear I saw Pan lying-, his limbs in the dew And the shade, and his face in the dazzle and glare Of the glad sunshine; while everywhere, Over across, and around him blew Filmy dragon-flies hither and there, And little white butterflies, two and two, In eddies of odorous air.
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His low pipes whistle hints of it far out Across the ripples to the dragon-fly That like a wind-born blossom blown about, Drops quiveringly down, as though to die- Then lifts and wavers on, as if in doubt Whether to fan his wings or fly without.
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I am a dragon-fly now, the king of all the flies; and I shall dance in the sunshine, and hawk over the river, and catch gnats, and have a beautiful wife like myself.
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Besides, he was very short-sighted, as all dragon-flies are; and never could see a yard before his nose; any more than a great many other folks, who are not half as handsome as he. The dragon-fly did come back, and chatted away with Tom.
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He was sitting on a water- lily leaf, he and his friend the dragon-fly, watching the gnats dance.
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The dragon-fly had eaten as many as he wanted, and was sitting quite still and sleepy, for it was very hot and bright.
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Examples of Dragon-fly

Example #1
I saw some pretty butterflies flitting about, and there are numerous graceful dragon-flies in the air.
Example #2
Last Sunday, just after a thunder-storm, I was on the front porch, and I saw about eighteen worms, most of them of a kind that is called "hundred-legs," but there were a few of another kind.
Example #3
When a dragon-fly comes buzzing about one's head the mosquitoes move away to the other side, but it makes no considerable difference.
Example #4
The following recipe is highly recommended: Pennyroyal, one part, Oil of Tar, " " Spirits of Camphor, " " Sweet Oil, or else vaseline, three parts.
Example #5
On Buffalo River I saw a boatman or water-spider seize, and devour a mosquito that fell within reach; which is encouraging, because, as a rule, the smaller the foe, the deadlier, and the only creature that really affects the whole mosquito nation is apparently a small red parasite that became more and more numerous as the season wore on.
Example #6
Their natural enemies are numerous; most small birds prey on them; dragon-flies also, and the latter alone inspire fear in the pests.